5K

New Course in 2022! The Surftown 5K is flat, fast, and travels out-and-back along Winnapaug Pond and Misquamicut beach community.

COURSE

SOCIAL DISTANCE RACING:
HMF continues to closely monitor best safety practices for outdoor events and plan race details following state and local guidelines. If race modifications are required, details will be updated on site pages and via email to all registered participants.

EVENT RECORDS:
Male: 16:51 – set by Bronson Venable in 2014
Female: 18:14 – set by Caitlin Abelseth in 2021

Course Suitability for Disabled Athletes:
Click here for more details.

RACE START

The race start will consist of one corral with “Self Seed” pace per mile signs to assist with participant spacing.

The start horn will go off at 7:40 am (10 minutes after the Half Marathon). The 5K will start and finish under the Finish Truss on Atlantic Avenue, just west of Misquamicut State Beach.

DIVISIONS & AWARDS

This event is timed by Bay State Race Services and uses the B-Tag timing system (timing chip is attached to the back of the race bib). Please wear the race bib on the front of the shirt.

DIVISIONS:

  • Top 3 Overall Male and Female
  • Male Age Group – 9 & under, and 5-year age groups from 10-80+
  • Female Age Group – 9 & under, and 5-year age groups from 10-80+
  • Clydesdale (men 200+lbs.)
  • Athena (women 150+lbs.)
  • Non-Binary More…
  • Disabled Athletes More…

AWARDS:

  • Commemorative Awards to the Top 3 in each Division
  • Overall awards based on gun time, all others awarded on chip time
  • No “double dipping”
  • To collect an award after race day, click here

COURSE SUPPORT

MARKINGS:

  • Yellow signs with blue arrows mark all turns
  • All mile points are marked on the road and with signs
  • Clocks & timing mats at finish line and along the course

AMENITIES:

  • Hydration (Water & Nuun Sport Lemon Lime flavor):
    • Pre & Post Race / one location along course
    • Open cup service, handed out at arms length
    • Elongated water station layout to prevent participant congestion
    • Participants are encouraged to carry their own fluids
  • Portalets: Pre/Post Race & along the route
  • Medical personnel
  • Event alert system notifications in the pre-race area and at water stations along the course. More...

NOT ALLOWED ON THE COURSE

No dogs (service dogs must be identified as such at all times). No unregistered runners or walkers. Headphones discouraged. No bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards, or motorized vehicles.

Baby Jogger/Strollers are NOT permitted in the half marathon race but will be allowed in the 5K race, please see details on the stroller policy HERE.

  • OUR RACE IS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE GENEROSITY OF THESE PARTNERS

     
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